How to stop your iPhone or iPad from deleting old calendar events

By Sébastien Page on May 12, 2016

If you’ve ever looked at the calendar application on your iPhone or iPad and realized a bunch of old events were missing, then let me reassure you, you’re not the only one, and there is an easy fix! In this post, I will show you how to stop your past appointments from disappearing, and restore past events at the same time. Read More

 

Here’s how to add a WWDC 2016 countdown widget to your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 21, 2016

If you’re waiting patiently for WWDC 2016 to see what Apple has in store for iOS and OS X this year, then you’ve probably marked your calendars, or you may even be attending the event in person.

Those of you looking forward to the event can now add a countdown widget to your Mac’s Dashboard that counts down to the day of WWDC 2016.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get the widget and how to install it. Read More

 

Apple’s ‘Let us loop you in’ keynote hits YouTube

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 23, 2016

Apple held its ‘Let us loop you in’ media event on Monday to unveil the new four-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple Watch bands and accessories and more. A replay of the live video broadcast has since been added to the Apple Special Events webpage and published as a downloadable podcasts on iTunes. And now, the entire presentation is available for streaming via Apple’s YouTube channel. Read More

 

Videos: hands-on with the iPhone SE

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016

Although a good portion of Apple’s customers have migrated over to the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones, it’s just too hard for some people to let go of the tried-and-true 4-inch handset because it fits in their hands so well. As a result of the demand, Apple has breathed new life into the 4-inch iPhone with the new iPhone SE that the company unveiled during Monday’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event.

Because the iPhone SE won’t be available for pre-order until Thursday, March 24th, no one actually has one yet. On the other hand, a few publications have already gone hands-on with the device on Apple’s campus post-event, and we’ll share some of the first reputable videos to hit the internet right here in this post. Read More

 

Videos: hands-on with the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016

Apple announced its new 9.7-inch iPad Pro on Monday at the ‘Let us loop you in’ event, and although the tablet is already gaining a lot of hype for its on-par hardware and lower price from its bigger brother, you’re still probably wondering just how powerful the little brother of the most powerful iPad ever made actually is.

In this post, we’ll share some of the first reputable hands-on videos with Apple’s new tablet to hit the internet since the announcement on Monday. With some insight, you’ll have a clearer understanding of whether or not the smaller iPad Pro is the right one for you. Read More

 

The differences between the iPhone 6s and the new iPhone SE

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016

Apple unveiled its new four-inch iPhone at Monday’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event. The new smaller iPhone has been given the name iPhone SE, and in this piece, we’ll talk about how it scales up to the already popular 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and go over the individual differences so you have a better idea of what model is going to be right for you. Read More

 

iPhone SE tech specs

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016

For those that still want a smaller iPhone, Apple announced a new 4-inch handset at its ‘Let us loop you in’ event on Monday. Dubbed the iPhone SE, the device is practically the same (dimensionally) as the iPhone 5/5s, but has very different hardware inside.

The cost-efficient price tag and the improved feature set are sure to attract customers come pre-ordering on Thursday, March 24th, so without further ado let’s get into the niddy griddy and show you the tech specs of the new iPhone SE. Read More

 

9.7-inch iPad Pro tech specs

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016

Apple announced its new 9.7-inch iPad Pro on Monday at its ‘Let us loop you in’ event. It’s a miniature powerhouse that includes a lot of similar tech from its 12.9-inch big brother. With the smaller price tag, and smaller footprint for those who need portability, many are eager to get their hands on one.

Starting at $599 for the introductory model and becoming available on March 31st with preorders beginning Thursday, March 24th, we know you have high expectations. Here are the tech specs you can expect from Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Read More

 

Apple introduces new iPhone SE cases, also compatible with iPhone 5 and 5s

By Cody Lee on Mar 21, 2016

Looking for a case for that new iPhone SE you’re getting later this week? Apple has you covered. The company on Monday introduced a new leather case for its just-announced handset. It comes in colors Black and Midnight Blue, and Apple says it’s compatible with older iPhone 5 and 5s models.

This is good news for folks hoping to use their old iPhone 5/5s cases on the new iPhone SE. We’ve known that the dimensions on the different phone models are the same, 4.87 in (123.8 mm) x 2.31 in (58.6 mm) x 0.30 in (7.6 mm), but this is the first time Apple has confirmed case compatibility. Read More

 

Apple pushes further into health space with CareKit

By Cody Lee on Mar 21, 2016

In addition to new iPhones and iPads, Apple on Monday also announced a new software framework called CareKit. The initiative is an extension to ResearchKit, which launched last year to give hospitals and University’s a way to conduct broad medical studies using iOS devices.

CareKit uses similar principles to help individuals keep track of care plans, as well as monitor their symptoms and medication. The goal is to provide insights that help people better understand their health, which may encourage them to take a more active role in their wellbeing. Read More

 

New 9.7 inch iPad Pro starts at $599 and will be available March 31st

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro to join its existing lineup of tablets. It comes with some interesting new features and some hardware bumps, and some excellent new configurations.

Powered by an A9X chip and sporting new display technologies like the True Tone display, a powerful 12 megapixel iSight camera with 4K video recording, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro makes for a wonderful portable workstation no matter the conditions where you’re using the tablet.

If you’re interested in picking one up, then obviously you’ll need to know when they’re available and what they’re going to cost you. Read More

 

Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299 as it introduces new bands

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2016

Apple took the stage on Monday at the ‘Let us loop you in’ event to discuss some new Apple statistics and services, but it was soon followed by new information regarding the Apple Watch.

Along with a notable price drop, Apple Watch users are getting access to new Apple Watch bands with not only new materials, but even some new colors for existing wrist bands. Read More

 

Apple’s event kicks off with talk of encryption battle, environmental impact, health and more

By Cody Lee on Mar 21, 2016

Tim Cook on Monday kicked off Apple’s long-awaited March media event with his usual introduction. The CEO’s first announcement was that Apple now has 1 billion devices being using around the globe, and then as expected, he took a moment to briefly talk about the company’s ongoing fight with the FBI over encryption.

Cook thanked everyone for their support of Apple in what he believes is one of the biggest privacy battles of our generation. He then brought up Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Lisa Jackson, to talk about Apple’s progress in reducing its environmental impact. We have more highlights from the intro below.

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Like clockwork, Apple Online Stores around the world go offline ahead of today’s event

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 21, 2016

Apple is holding its iPhone SE media event in a few hours and like clockwork, the company’s online stores around the world have gone offline in anticipation of new products. The company has also changed the wording of a webpage that appears when the Apple Online Stores goes offline. “We can’t wait to show you what we have in store,” Apple’s message reads. Read More

 

How to watch Apple’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event live

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 20, 2016

Apple will be streaming its ‘Let us loop you in’ media event live on the company’s website. The Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil a number of new products related to iPhone, iPad, and the Apple Watch, but we’ll have to wait and see to know for sure.

If you’ll be tuning in to watch the Apple event live on your computer, there are some requirements you’ll have to meet, and we’ll touch on those requirements in this piece so you’re prepared for it. Read More

 

Everything we expect from Apple’s ‘Let us loop you in’ event on Monday

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 18, 2016

As you know, Apple has scheduled a media event on its Cupertino campus on this coming Monday, March 21. Earlier this month, the company sent out its predictably cryptic invites with the “Let us loop you in” tagline to select members of the press.

It looks to be a pretty significant event.

On top of an all-new four-inch iPhone model, we’re expecting other announcements like a smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, new Apple Watch bands—including a black edition of the Milanese Loop—and a bunch of enhancements for Apple’s operating systems. Read More

 

March 21 Apple event wallpapers: “Let us loop you in”

By Jim Gresham on Mar 11, 2016

On Thursday, March 10, Apple sent invitations for their media event, “Let us loop you in,” to be held on Monday, March 21. The event is said to reveal a completely new handset, dubbed the iPhone SE. In addition, a refresh of the iPad Air is expected to bring the device more in-line with iPad Pro. Finally, there is a potential for new Apple Watch accessories, specifically bands, and updates to the operating systems for OS X, iOS, and Watch OS.

The invitation, which always includes an image, will no doubt send the blogosphere reeling with guesses about hidden images that are allegedly included. At iDownloadBlog, we simply like to enjoy the invitation designs and celebrate them with a collection of wallpapers. Inside you will find Apple media event wallpapers for iPhone and Apple Watch.
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Apple sends out invites for March 21 event: “Let us loop you in”

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 10, 2016

Following weeks of speculation, Apple on Thursday sent out invites for a media event later this month that should serve as a launchpad for new iPhone and iPad models, Apple Watch bands and possibly more.

The press event will be held at Apple’s Cupertino campus on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 10:00am PT, and will be live-streamed using HTTP Live Streaming.

As you may have guessed, iDownloadBlog will continue covering everything there’s to know about about Apple’s product refreshes. Read More

 

iPad Air 3 will be a smaller iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard, Pencil support

By Cody Lee on Feb 25, 2016

The rumored iPad Air 3 will actually bear iPad Pro branding when it lands next month, reports 9to5Mac. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the site claims that Apple plans to carry its MacBook Pro strategy over to its Pro tablet line.

“Much like the MacBook Pro comes in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, the iPad Pro will soon come in 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch variations.” The move makes sense, considering that the new iPad is expected to feature most of the Pro’s internals. Read More

 

Apple Watch to gain new bands in March, new hardware in September

By Cody Lee on Jan 22, 2016

Apple is planning to announce new Apple Watch models in March, reports 9to5Mac. But the refresh will be in line with what we saw in September of last year, in that we may see new bands made out of new materials, and new brand partnerships, but no new hardware.

Instead, the outlet claims Apple is going to wait until September to show off its second-generation Watch. This contradicts recent rumors that the new wearable is going to be ready for production this month, but it does lines up with this last week report from TechCrunch. Read More

 
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